OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement on the death of Irene Hirano Inouye

Posted on Apr 8, 2020 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

Irene was a respected, central figure in U.S.-Japanese relations. She worked tirelessly to develop leaders in the Japanese-American community in Hawai‘i and beyond, and to strengthen ties between our two countries. Her wisdom and grace will be missed. Dawn and I send our deepest condolences to the Inouye ‘ohana.


–Governor David Y. Ige




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